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Romance

Let me preface this review by saying: I am not a fan of blue comedy. I don’t find “talking dirty” to be particularly compelling (or hilarious) entertainment, and I don’t get much of a kick out of sexu…

Her

Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is a sweet, gentle man who excels at a job that is perfect for sweet, gentle people. In this very near-future world, Theodore works at a Hallmark-ish company that will dicta…
The two main characters of Once are never named. The "guy" (played by Glen Hansard) is a street busker in Dublin. He is kind of down on his luck, and is licking his wounds from a broken heart. But the…
When I was 16, I became obsessed with classic Hollywood films, which sprung forth from a summer vacation reading and viewing of Gone With the Wind. I hopped from director to actor to genre, absorbing …
Spider Lilies is the story of Takeko (Isabella Leong), a lonely tattoo artist who keeps to herself, and only seems to have social contact with her withdrawn adult brother who is stunted in childlike m…
For those of you who may have missed my ebullient-bordering-on-manic praise for this romantic comedy in my TIFF diary, allow me to say once again that I wholeheartedly believe it will easily wind up b…
That’s what I thought as I left the screening of Jennifer Garner’s painfully tepid and somewhat incoherent dramedy that, I think, is about finding yourself through the loss of another. But, to be perf…
I was thirteen when Ghost came out, and I was swiftly caught up in the romance of the movie. I listened to "Unchained Melody" about five thousand times, and watched every cast interview and every maki…
Tru (Najarra Townsend), short for Gertrude, has recently relocated to suburbia and is starting at a new high school. She struggles to fit in and make new friends, and it doesn't really help that most …
Whenever there is a new adaptation of ever-adaptable Shakespeare, there is an outcry from purists that will deride straying from the text. Or they'll complain about sticking too close to the text. Or …
Montana (Paula Patton) is a charming, independent woman. She's a flight attendant, has her own place, travels the world, and hangs out with her two BFFs (Adam Brody and Jill Scott). Problem is, she's …
Audrey Hepburn is perhaps best-known for her stylish and hip performance in Breakfast at Tiffany's—with her timeless Hubert de Givenchy fashions and long skinny cigarette holder (not to mention the so…